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Re: I forgot the root password, can not maintain my machine.



On  0, martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> wrote:
> also sprach Bob Proulx <bob@proulx.com> [2002.08.04.1846 +0200]:
> > That is not needed.  Just reboot normally (which sync's the buffer
> > cache to disk and marks the disks clean).  The readonly flag is only
> > used at boot time so that fsck can check the disk and be assured that
> > nothing else is changing the filesystem as it is doing that operation.
> 
> unless /var is mounted, /sbin/shutdown won't work. so your only
> options are a cold/warm reset or an exit to the shell, which will
> result in a kernel panic. in both cases is the disk not unmounted
> properly.

# init 2

usually does the job for me.

Tom
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